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“Good fresh seafood”

Tanjung Aru Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #374 of 614 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had two light lunches here and enjoyed the food very much. You can select live seafood from their tanks and have it cooked to order, and served with rice, stir fried vegetables and complimentary pickled vegetables, chopped chilli, chopped garlic and soy sauce so that you can season to taste. Try the prawns steamed in ginger - wonderfully moist and full of flavour.

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Thank Geogger
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Saw this place on the way back to the Shangri-La and decided to try it out last night. Menu was in english and had a large variety of seafood choices although when we were there not all choices were available. We had the flower prawns, soft shell crab in salt and pepper, garlic rice and asian greens. They had a large variety of fruit juices available and also sold fresh coconuts which were great for 5RM. After dinner we were given free fresh fruit which was a great bonus. All in all we payed 100RM for four large serves of food, two beers, a diet coke and a whole coconut. We were the only western table there as the place was filled with Chinese tourists. Service was ok, we were left to wait a little to order but the food defiantly made up for this. There was also a cutlural show taking place on a small stage. They went around to tables offering us to have a go at some dancing so that too was a bonus. If you are looking for some good seafood give this place a go!

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Thank Miranda H
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Volumes of fish and seafood well presented and tasty. OK it was the most expensive dish on the menu but well worth the price and staff members were attentive. Lobster was to die for and the amount of protein helped the 'calorie counting' without feeing too full? Pleased to be staying only 5 nights! Excellent fare to be recommended.

1  Thank filemanLancasterUK
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Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Greasy food ,poor service ,would rather not eat than go here again.the rice was served at least five to ten minuets before the main course.main course was greasy and fatty in taste .........

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1  Thank Gooood1
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Seafood overcooked, prawns actually cooked in the shell in a sauce. Try taking the shell off these while covered in the sticky sauce! Unable to eat in the end just gave up. Asked for a glass of red wine, only had by the bottle. Very helpful though in trying to find an Australian Merlot, but nearly choked when told it was $120 a bottle!
On the plus side we were offered a lift back to the hotel, couldn't fault the service just the food.

2  Thank SueandSarah
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